For Young People
It can be very frightening to think that you might have to go into hospital, and stay away from home. The staff at the Darwin centre are dedicated to making sure you receive the best care possible. You will also meet other young people sharing similar experiences to you, which can be helpful and reassuring. You will be supported by fully qualified and experienced staff, including Nurses, Health care assistants, Doctors, Consultants, a Psychologist, an Occupational therapist, Outreach workers and many more. All the staff are friendly and caring. They aim to help you to get better as quickly and as safely as possible.
We understand that young people struggling with a severe mental illness cope better living in a family environment wherever possible, and so we work hard to ensure the 'staying in hospital' part of your recovery is as short and as effective as possible.
Please take a look at the information provided in this section of the website, especially the Patient Welcome Pack which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. As you probably have many questions, it will also be helpful for you to look at the page titled 'FAQs', where you will find answers to questions that we get asked a lot by young people.
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Links to other useful websites
- Headspace Toolkit
- RPSYCH Mental Health Leaflets
- Young Minds
- Hearing Voices?